October 3, 2019

Melanie & Nick: Hollywood Glamour at The Suffolk Theater

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

Melanie and Nick met like many couples do these days – online. After a few email exchanges, they made plans to meet at a chic downtown NYC bar only to find out there was a two hour wait to get in. The dive bar just around the corner seemed like a better option. Melanie recalls, “We spent hours talking and playing pool against a Michael Clark Duncan’s look-alike. In the cab ride home, I realized Nick forgot to close out our one-drink tab. That’s how lost in the moment we were.” She continues, “When we said our goodbyes, we both knew that we had just been on our ‘last’ first date.”
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September 24, 2019

Yani & Divinity’s Magical, Fun-Filled Reception

Yani & Divinity Wedding - First Dance - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

By the time the rings were exchanged, it was clear to everyone that Yani and Divinity had put together the ultimate mixed tape of love songs for their ceremony. Yani looks back and says, “Finally, after the kiss, we exited into cocktail hour to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley!” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Card Table, Centerpieces, & Hanging Floral Dance Floor Installation

We always tell our couples not to overlook the card table – it’s the first thing guests see heading into the reception and helps set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Yani and Divinity completely ran with the idea in welcoming their family and friends. The traditional décor fixture took shape in a jaw-dropping tree made of wisteria and birch branches adorned with roses, ranunculus, camellia greenery, and moss. “We had heart-shaped origami place cards, inspired by our connection to Japan, suspended from the branches waiting for our guests,” Yani says.
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September 24, 2019

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of Summer 2019

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Chuppah - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Ceremony Chuppah – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

With the end of each season, we always like to take a moment to reflect on our weddings – what made each one unique, memorable, and especially beautiful. This past summer, we had the pleasure of decorating the most luxurious venues in the New York area. Wedding styles ranged from upscale elegance to natural romanticism to modern chic. As floral designers, it’s always exciting to see how flowers and décor enliven these already gorgeous spaces while expressing a couple’s style and personality.

 

Randi & Bryan Wedding - Chuppah - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – Chuppah – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography


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August 27, 2019

Heather & Amos’ Enchanted Garden Reception

Heather & Amos Wedding - High Centerpiece - William Vale - Jovon Photography

Heather & Amos Wedding – High Centerpiece – William Vale – Jovon Photography

 

“There was a lot that went into making our day special. The morning of our wedding, we decided to simply accept everything as it was. Standing in the same spot later that evening, we looked each other and said, ‘We did it.’” Here, featured bride Heather shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.

After the rooftop­ ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts honoring the newlyweds. Then it was off to the Vale Ballroom where a magnificent scene awaited them. “We knew that we wanted a transformation between the ceremony and the reception,” the bride says. “Our all-white ceremony was followed by the most colorful reception. We loved that everyone was like, ‘What did I just walk into?’ They were so surprised!”
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August 20, 2019

Heather & Amos Exchange Vows In A Romantic Sky-High Ceremony

Heather & Amos Wedding - Chuppah Ceremony - William Vale - Jovon Photography

Heather & Amos Wedding – Chuppah Ceremony – William Vale – Jovon Photography

 

A chance Saturday brunch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ended with Heather and Amos finally making the biggest decision in their wedding planning process. “We wanted our wedding to feel fresh and memorable,” says Heather. “We also love the water and wanted to incorporate a water element in some way.” With its luxury rooftop offering breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan, the William Vale had everything this modern couple was looking for in a wedding venue. Here, Heather talks about her and Amos’ romantic ceremony high in the sky.
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August 20, 2019

BB Venues We Love: Stone Mill At New York Botanical Garden

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - floral archway - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – floral archway – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

 

While many wedding venues offer the refined luxury that has come to define New York style, few offer an escape from it all. By this we mean a setting that feels far off, magical, and is surrounded by blooming flowers and sprawling greenery. This is what makes Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden so special. Tucked away in the lush, natural grounds that were founded in 1891, Stone Mill blends historic charm with modern comforts. With a capacity of 60 to 120 guests, it provides outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wedding from start to finish. Marked by exposed wooden beams, original brick walls, and warm lighting, the newly renovated building radiates intimate romance.
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